The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be demonstrating how it is transforming its enforcement processes at FTA’s Transport Manager autumn conference series, sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres. DVSA representatives will demonstrate a step-change in offence detection through joining the National ANPR Service (NAS), providing opportunities to increase the identification and targeting of non-compliance.

James Firth, FTA’s Head of Road Freight Regulation Policy, said: “The DVSA is a key source of information and direction for transport managers, and these sessions provide the ideal opportunity to hear direct from DVSA on the latest enforcement and compliance issues. We’re particularly looking forward to hearing how more sophisticated processes will enable the Agency to concentrate its efforts on the more seriously non-compliant vehicle operators.”

The series of 11 conferences, which is also sponsored by Schmitz Cargobull and Brigade Electronics, highlights key issues for anyone operating commercial vehicles and includes an essential legislation round-up and technical update on the main topics on the horizon that vehicle operators need to be aware of in order to ensure the safety, compliance and efficiency of their organisation.

There will be an address by the local Traffic Commissioner at each venue, with other sessions covering tyres, technology and how to significantly reduce your fuel budget; brake testing; urban restrictions; trailer developments; drivers’ employment status; and an update on the use of vehicles as a weapon by the National Vehicle Threat Mitigation Unit.

Transport Manager will be touring the UK from September to November 2019 and places are selling fast, with over 1,200 delegates already booked to attend. The first event, taking place this week in Yeovil, is sold out but places are still available at Peterborough, Newcastle, Manchester, London, Southampton, Belfast, Scotland, Doncaster, Coventry and Wales.